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05:55

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates verified Ukrainian civilian losses since the start of the war at 2032 as of 16 March. The Commissioner noted that the real casualties are likely to be much higher.

07:20

In Lviv region, several missiles hit an aircraft repair facility. The building is destroyed. The facility was temporarily on hiatus, so no employees were at the site, nobody was injured. – Lviv Mayor.

08:23

Russian occupiers opened artillery fire on a military facility near Zaporizhia on Friday morning. Emergency services are assessing the damage and casualties.  – Head of the Zaporizhia Reginal Military Administration.

09:36

Total combat losses of russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 Feb to 18 Mar (approximation): 14200 troops; 450 tanks; 1448 armored vehicles; 205 artillery systems; 72 rocket systems; 43 anti-air systems; 93 aircraft; 112 helicopters; 879 military auto vehicles; 3 military boats; 60 fuel tanks; 12 tactical UAVs. – General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:30

A residential block in Kyiv’s Podylsky district was shelled by Russian artillery fire in the morning. 1 person was killed, 19 were injured, 6 buildings were damaged (among them – a school and a kindergarten). Rescue efforts are ongoing, information is being updated. – Kyiv Mayor

11:08

Russian artillery hit a college dormitory in Kharkiv. 1 person died, 11 were injured. Rescue efforts are ongoing. – State Emergency Service.

13:00

Russia has spent almost its entire stockpile of high-accuracy rocket artillery. The regime has ordered the factories producing these munitions to work in a 24/7 production schedule. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

13:17

222 people (4 of them – children) have died in Kyiv due to Russian aggression since the start of the war.  ️889 have been wounded (18 of them were children). – Kyiv City Administration

14:24

In the village of Zavody (Kharkiv region), a family of four people was killed during Russian shelling of a residential neighborhood: a man, two women and an 11-year-old boy. Another woman was injured. – Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

15:05

Since the beginning of the war, under the pretext of evacuation, Russia has been forcibly relocating Ukrainians from enemy-occupied territories of the Donetsk region. These actions are a violation of the provisions of Art. 49 and 55 of the Geneva Convention. – Office of the Prosecutor General.

16:20

71 settlements in Kherson region remain completely without electricity supply, 18 are partially without electricity. – Kherson Regional Administration

17:00

Russian occupying forces have taken hostage the Secretary of the Novokakhovka City Council. His wife reports he has been held for 2 days in the local police station, occupied by the Russian military.

17:25

Ukrainian journalist Victoria Roshchina was likely taken hostage by Russian FSB on 15 March. Victoria was reporting from areas of intense fighting in the East and was last known to be traveling to Mariupol. – Novoye Vremya news company

19:10

Russian artillery shelled a paint and varnish factory in Sumy region with an area of 6000 square meters. No casualties reported so far but local residents are asked to not leave their homes due to possible toxic fumes.

19:55

According to UN estimates, about 6.5 million Ukrainians have already become internally displaced, and 3.2 million people have been forced to leave the country due to the Russian invasion.

21:44

Six people were killed and five were wounded due to Russian artillery shelling of Makariv (Kyiv region). –  First deputy chairman of Kyiv Regional Council.

21:50

9145 people were evacuated today via humanitarian corridors, among them 4972 – from Mariupol, 1124 – children. – Deputy Head of the President’s Office

See the war

A steady stream of wounded comes to the frontline hospital in Bakhmut. Despite the ongoing shelling, medics go out of bomb shelters to treat soldiers.

By Chris McGrath

A steady stream of wounded comes to the frontline hospital in Bakhmut. Despite the ongoing shelling, medics go out of bomb shelters to treat soldiers.

By Chris McGrath

People hiding at the Kyiv metro during Russian massive missile attack. December 5, 2022.

Photo from svitlankatut / Twitter

“A cemetery” of Russian shells and missiles launched on the city of Kharkiv.

By Konstantin & Vlada Liberov

The price of freedom. Bakhmut, the Donetsk region. November 2022.

By Serhii Nuzhnenko

Serhii watched with pursed lips as the bodies of his father and grandmother were pulled out from a grave near their home in the Kherson region. Russian murderers shot them in their heads.

By Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

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